I can’t keep it in… I just can’t…
It is only on a rare occasion that I even get to see the show, usually when I’m in need of a new trick to use on my kids, but since last night was full of reruns and football we ended up watching “Wife Swap” (ugh) and the back to back “Supernanny” episodes. I wasn’t going to post about it, but when I was reviewing the keywords used to find my other blog I stumbled upon some sites that were talking negatively about homeschooling rather than on the parents.
To start off the evening, Wife Swap had a homeschooling mother that appeared to never let her kids out. I don’t know if it’s true, I don’t know her or the family. I just didn’t see the kids involved in anything outside of home. They seemed perfectly fine and respectful children, not to mention well educated, but if my mother had seen that she’d have been on the phone with me all night. (Just for the record, I didn’t care for the other mom much either… talk about two extremes).
Then there was the second Supernanny episode that involved two teenage homeschooled girls left to care for their three brothers all day. I have seen a few blogs (that I won’t link to) that seemed to focus their complaints on the homeschooling not on the obvious neglect and abuse. Who cares if they are homeschooled? Why are they being asked to act like parents? What gives the mom the right to just “give up” when she gets home and leave it all up to her kids?
So, I felt the need, for any of my family that might be reading, to let everyone know…
I’m not trying to hide my kids from the world.
I AM going to let them out and let them have friends… it’s freezing outside right now so forgive me if we’ve skipped a few park play dates…it’s WINTER.
I am NOT doing this so that Sammy can take care of the smaller kids while I do something else.
and if EVER, I felt this decision was turning into a poor decision… I would reevaluate it, immediately.